I absorb much of the world not through the mind, but through the senses. And then, release it into paintings.
Creatures, structures, destruction, elemental bodies (scintilla to sky), the mud of thaw, electric love light---all get shoved into the fun house, a trailer at the edge of the carnival, and through that maze of heart and brain (the mind won't be left behind).
What comes out the other end (the exit is an arm, a hand, a brush) is some somatic transference of world to paint.
That bodily act, the stain it leaves.